Club de Golf Valderrama is Spain’s most famed golf course not to mention Europe’s number one. Sotogrande is home to the 6356 meter masterpiece which has held the European Volvo Master for two decades, as well as the World Golf Championships in 1999 and 2000. However Valderrama’s proudest moment came in 1997 when it hosted the 32nd Ryder Cup, cementing it among the world’s greatest golf courses. Designed in 1974 by Robert Trent Jones Senior, one of the most influential golf course architects of the modern age, the par 71 championship course has been remodelled countless times to achieve what many consider to be perfection. The fairways, described by pros and leading golf writers as the best in Europe if not the world, are tightly lined with the indigenous cork oaks that lead to the smallest greens on the Costa del Sol that demand the most accurate of golf shots. Valderrama golf course is the jewel in the crown of golf on the Costa del Sol and playing here will undoubtedly stay with any golfer for many years.